Professor of History of Art
Ph.D., New York University
Dale Kinney is the former Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History of Art. Her research specialty is medieval art and architecture from the fourth through 12th centuries, with a focus on Rome. Some of her most recent articles can be found in Word & Image (2002), Reading Medieval Images (2002), and Making Medieval Art (2003). She has won numerous fellowships in support of her research, including fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has served as editor of the journal GESTA (1997-2000), and was a member of the Board of Directors of the College Art Association (2002-2007).
Kinney teaches medieval art from ca. 300 through ca. 1300 at all levels of the curriculum, including HArt 103, "Icons and Idols"; HArt 212, "Medieval Architecture"; HArt 310, "Medieval Art in American Collections"; and graduate seminars on topics close to her research. Her teaching has been recognized by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at Bryn Mawr (1984) and the College Art Association's Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award (2002). She has also co-directed two NEH Summer Seminars for College Teachers (1993 and 1999).
During her term as dean, Kinney taught one course a year at the graduate or undergraduate level. Over the course of her career she has supervised 16 M.A. theses and 17 Ph.D. dissertations, including 3 in progress.